Sunday, October 11, 2009
Copier Sales "New RFP's Uploaded"
After many hours of research, we've uploaded six new RFP's (requests for propoals) for multifunctional devices or products, or whatever we are calling them these days.
One of the RFP's is for 66 units. All are due to expire in 30 days or less. You need to be a member of the Print4Pay Hotel, click the link and you'll be a member of the largest group of Copier Professionals in the World!
What is and RFP?
A request for proposal (referred to as RFP) is an invitation for suppliers, often through a bidding process, to submit a proposal on a specific commodity or service. A bidding process is one of the best methods for leveraging a company's negotiating ability and purchasing power with suppliers. The RFP process brings structure to the procurement decision and allows the risks and benefits to be identified clearly upfront. The RFP purchase process is lengthier than others, so it is used only where its many advantages outweigh any disadvantages and delays caused. The added benefit of input from a broad spectrum of functional experts ensures that the solution chosen will suit the company's requirements.
The RFP may dictate to varying degrees the exact structure and format of the supplier's response. The creativity and innovation that suppliers choose to build into their proposals may be used to judge supplier proposals against each other, at the risk of failing to capture consistent information between bidders and thus hampering the decision making process. Effective RFPs typically reflect the strategy and short/long-term business objectives, providing detailed insight upon which suppliers will be able to offer a matching perspective.
Similar requests include a request for quotation and a request for information.